The coast of Tanzania is perhaps most famous for the Zanzibar Archipelago, a cluster of islands that saw the growth and survival of Swahili civilisation and trade until the mid-twentieth century.
Zanzibar enchants and beguiles with its oriental mystique and forgotten exoticism — the very name evokes the Spice Islands and the dhow trade, sultans and palaces built of limestone and corals against the palm trees and the crashing surf. But there’s more to the islands of Tanzania than just Zanzibar.
Throughout the archipelago, deserted islands and sandbars beckon and abound. Some have slave caves and colonial graves, others have the ruins of sultan’s palaces and stately plantations. In Pemba, villages steeped in culture and traditions which preserve the Swahili way of life, almost oblivious to the world around them.
On the islands of Mafia, old trading towns line the walkway to abandoned ports and the gentle sea. Throughout the Swahili Coast, diving, swimming, and snorkeling offer superb vistas of thriving coral and marine life. Whether you’re content to stay on the mainland coast, or want to venture off into the atolls and islands of the Indian Ocean, the Tanzanian coast is a place of untouched beauty and enchantment.
5 Day Zanzibar beach holiday
5 Days Zanzibar beach holiday is a well designed and implemented beach holiday package for total relaxation and Zanzibar people culture.
Arrival where you will be met and welcomed then the transfer to Hotel starts immediately after famous Swahili great JAMBO! Check in and brief explanations about program though the rest of the day may be spent on your leisure dinner and overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast depart the hotel for a full day city Tour whereby the tour leads you through the historic old city, The tour starts from Zanzibar central market which was established in 1904 you will see a lot of tropical fruits and various types of spices where one can even buy them if you have interest. There after the tour proceed to Anglican cathedral which built by bishop steers in 1874 right on the site of the former slave market, then visit National museums of Zanzibar commonly known as peace memorial museum, British consulate, Old fort or house of wonders then the tour go ahead to Dr Livingstone House before going to maruhubi palace ruins which were built by Sultan Bar gash in 1880.
lunch at Mtoni Marine Park after lunch you getting on with the tour to kizimbani spice plantations for spice tour, your stay in Zanzibar will be deficient without spice tour in Kizimbani spice plantation you can see, touch and have time to taste a wide variety of spices, fruits, herbs and decorative plants and flowers, this is the cheapest place to buy spices and spice oils till late afternoon back to hotel for dinner and over night.
Today you will start in the morning after a late breakfast then travel south to Jozani Forest Reserve on the way at place called bungi you will take a short visit to Bikhole ruins and listen to the romantic stories later proceed to Jozani forest Reserve where you will be able to see Zanzibar red colubus monkey, bush babies and many other species of flora and fauna, Walking through the mangroves board walk, on the midday drive back to stone town for lunch at sundowner restaurant which is located just on the edge of stone town after lunch you will be taken back to hotel and the rest of the time will be spent on your leisure and pleasure
This is going to be the most beautiful day as most of your day will be spent just nearby Jambiani for cultural tour through the village to the beach and then enjoy yourself for a full relaxation on the east cost of this island though the cultural tour starts by visiting the local fisher man with their local fishing boat called Ngalawa, while on the north of bwejuu offers the most excellent snorkeling grounds on the reef, lunch will be obtained at a nearest local hotel it’s another time for you to discover the local cuisine. Then continue with visit to Jambiani fishing villages where you will meet villagers working in different professions. Such as herbalists, Fisherman’s then take a visit to a local organic plantation on coral stone where farmers cultivate under difficult circumstances, and seaweed farms managed by women you will learn about the unique culture and diverse environment of Zanzibar village’s and to meet the friendly waswahili natives Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After a breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Dar or Nairobi to connect flight back home.
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- Transfers from/to Kilimanjaro airport (JRO)
- Transfers to/from Kilimanjaro entrance gate
- All national park gate fees
- Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
- Porters and Cook salaries
- Rescue fees (required by national park)
- All meals on the mountain
- Mountain tents
- Double layered Sleeping Mats
- Filtered water throughout the trek
- Cooking equipment and eating utensils
- All government tax
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Tips to mountain crew
- Laundry Services
- All items of a personal nature
- Portable flush toilet with a toilet tent is extra